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DeSantis: Florida Voters Shouldn’t ‘Monkey This Up’ by Voting for Gillum

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posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:40 PM
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a reply to: Grambler

I agree. This is dumb. Time to move on.




posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:41 PM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: Grambler

I agree. This is dumb. Time to move on.


Yep.

Hey the right does this as well.

I want to talk about POLICIES and vote based in that, not based on imagined slurs or offenses.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:43 PM
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a reply to: odzeandennz

Don't pretend like the man wouldn't know a racial slur would be political suicide .
These guys aren't morons. I'm a dem. Do not support this admin in any way but even I think this is Bull#.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 04:47 PM
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originally posted by: CriticalStinker
I don't know what the intentions were for the candidate who uttered this phrase....



But isn't just blindly attaching the word monkey to race kind of racist too? I mean, it's 2018, are there really self proclaimed racist watchdogs with good intentions making sure no one is using slurs? Or is there something to be said for the mind of the "moral" when they hear the word monkey and see a black person and scream "THAT'S RACIST". What if it wasn't intended to have anything to do with race? Does crying wolf and making an outcry not have the same effect on those who would be offended?

Just thinking out loud over here, carry on.


Absolutely SPOT ON.
The thought and language police hear the word 'monkey' and immediately think of black people.
Says it all.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:12 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Some around here don't appreciate your brand of humor. Not me. But I had to defend you in another thread.
I think your the bomb.com. does anyone say that anymore?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:15 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

Advertisers and perception are now far more important than reality. The last remaining defense in this modern world is to not be dependent on advertising or marketing for your living and that affords you the joy of not giving a damn how people perceive you or your words. Political correctness and social backlash monkeyed up freedom and liberty in more ways than one.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:16 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I think I have a good sense of humor.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Mmmm. Jimmy Dean with maple flavor. Or sage. I like the sage ones.
edit on 8292018 by Sillyolme because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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Good grief, the word “monkey” isn’t racist. When I heard DeSantis’ quote I thought he meant something like let’s not throw a monkey wrench into this and mess it up. I also concur with Grambler...many people say the term “monkeying around” and it isn’t racist either. Seriously, what has this world come to when you can’t say the word monkey without people being triggered and losing their sh!t.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:22 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I agree.
Lol



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:25 PM
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a reply to: TinySickTears

I type the way I talk too. I don't give a flying #.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:32 PM
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Its Florida man... he strikes again and again and again.

There seriously is something in the water there, I don't see why people get in a tizzy over any of the crazy in florida.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 05:45 PM
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No less than 24 hours they throw out the race card based on a comment.

I mean....this is a great song to accept a nomination from right...even drops the n-word about 2 minutes in.

Link

He says in his acceptance speech also all the left tag words...standing up to xenophobic politicians...this guy does not have a chance in hell at winning...way to left...



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:33 PM
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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: xuenchen

This is so dumb.

I use the term "monkey around" all of the time.

"hey, you kids stop monkeying around!"

Now all of the sudden, if one of those kids is black, I am a disgusting racist?

This is what is wrong with our political system.

Instead of arguing policies, everyone is searching everywhere they can, to comments years past of facebook, to interviews that are current, for anything that they can interpret as offensive in any way.

The person who can feign more offense at their opponent is the winner.

I dont see how desantis's comment was anything other than a common colloquialism that has nothing to do with race.

But for some, this will be all the proof they need to claim this guy is a racist and he must be rejected.

Not surprising though, because they know they have nothing worth arguing on policy

Hmm... slight problem...

He didn't say "monkey around."

The idiom "monkey around" is commonly understood.

He said “monkey this up."

To "monkey around" means to waste time doing something unproductive or unhelpful, to goof around, etc.

What is "monkey this up" supposed to mean?

His statement: "The last thing we need to do is to monkey this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state."

Was it supposed to be "monkey around?"

"The last thing we need to do is to monkey around by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state."

Doesn't really fit the preceding: "... we gotta work hard to make sure that we continue Florida going in a good direction. Let’s build off the success we’ve had on Gov. Scott."


originally posted by: rollanotherone
I think he meant to say "muck" instead of monkey.


It would make more sense: "The last thing we need to do is to muck this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state."

Freudian slip?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:36 PM
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a reply to: Greven

At the end of the day, who cares? DeSantis isn't wrong. No state needs to monkey up, muck up, or # up their own state by electing a socialist to be governor.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:38 PM
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a reply to: Greven

He's a vet.

We used to use the term, "Monkey f###" as something that is totally screwed up as in, "Who monkey f###ed this thing???"


*shrug*



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6
What is "monkey this up" supposed to mean?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:43 PM
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originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: Greven

He's a vet.

We used to use the term, "Monkey f###" as something that is totally screwed up as in, "Who monkey f###ed this thing???"


*shrug*




So...
"The last thing we need to do is to monkey f### this up by trying to embrace a socialist agenda with huge tax increases bankrupting the state." ?



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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a reply to: Greven

*shrug*

Makes sense to me.

But then again, I'm not freaking out over this.



posted on Aug, 29 2018 @ 06:44 PM
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originally posted by: Greven
a reply to: burdman30ott6
What is "monkey this up" supposed to mean?



It means voters in Florida are really damn stupid if they vote Gillum in.



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